One day after the firefighters union ousted its leader, the Nutter Administration announced the mayor is setting aside more than $30 million towards a resolution of its long-running contract dispute with the union.
Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.
It is the portrait of a hero, at once inspirational and heartbreaking.
You’re not fighting the police award, local labor leaders were asking Mayor Nutter today, so why are you continuing to fight the firefighters’ arbitration award?
The Nutter Administration has decided not to appeal two years of pay raises awarded by an arbitrator last month to the police union.
It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.
The battle between the Nutter administration and Local 22, the city’s firefighter’s union, over a new contract looks like it will be heading to state court.
A city judge has dealt a defeat to the Nutter Administration in its effort to block the last summer’s arbitration contract award to the firefighters.
The fire commissioner issued a memo this week informing firefighters and Local 22 officials of his intention to alter the firefighters’ shifts as of mid-October.
Firefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April’s fatal fire in Kensington.
Aides to Mayor Nutter on Thursday spelled out a long list of cuts, including layoffs, that they say would be needed if the city loses its appeal of an arbitrator’s award to firefighters. The move prompted the PICA board to delay its vote on Nutter’s long-range budget.
Bill Gault, the head of firefighters’ union Local 22, called Nutter “arrogant,” and a member of the state board that oversees city finances called the decision “a red flag.”
The Philadelphia firefighters’ union took advantage of the national firefighters’ convention here to bring reinforcements to their demand for a new contract.
Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at the International Association of Fire Fighter’s Convention in Philadelphia today.
6,000 firefighters from across North America gathered at the National Constitution Center on Sunday night for the opening reception of their national convention. But local crews had other things on their minds.